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On December 23rd, 1888, the newly arrived rector, Hugh Pooley Hobson, held three services - at 11am, 3 pm and 7 pm - in a rented space on Granville Street. On that day the parish had not yet been named, however, on Christmas Eve the parishioners met and decided to call the parish Christ Church. That first open collection yielded $46.95. At the Christmas morning 11am service, the Eucharist was celebrated and there were 33 communicants. The sermon at those first services was from Revelations 3:8 "I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it." How prophetic for our current motto of Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors,

Between now and February 2025, the Cathedral will mark and celebrate highlights from our journey of the last 135 years. A small committee is spearheading the events. Please watch out for future notices and snippets. Stay Tuned